Essential Information

Barefoot Festival™ COVID Info

This is a bit of a lengthy one, but it contains vital information YOU NEED so please make the time to read it all.

The gates for weekend ticket holders open on Friday 30th July at 2pm - DO NOT arrive early. Day passes on Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August can arrive from 10am - Day pass holders must leave the site by 10pm.

When arriving, please use the 2nd entrance at the Prestwold venue - NOT the church and Hall entrance - you might end up at someone's wedding! Please look for the Barefoot signs.

Please be aware, if leaving in a vehicle after 10pm, the main gates are closed and we have a one way system in place for exit - please ask the marshals when you arrive about this.


• There is drinking water onsite.
• No dogs are permitted.
• DO NOT bring glass onto site.
• We have a limit on the amount of alcohol you can bring per person.
• You will need a parking pass to park in the designated parking area.
• No vehicles are permitted onsite AT ALL unless officially a live in vehicle (Camper/ Caravan) which will require a pre-booked ticket, you can purchase them here.
• There are no charging facilities for phones.
• There are no showers at the festival.
• There are no cash machines but the possibility of cash back at the bar (subject to availability).
• We offer a child registration service at the gate to help if you get separated from your child. There is no creche and your children must remain with a responsible adult at all times.
• There are no open fires permitted in the camping area.

Please see our Full Terms & Conditions


After the government announcement this week we are totally delighted that the festival and hospitality industry can start up again and we want to prove we can run safe events and encourage the industry to step ahead boldly and with confidence. If we all do our bit and take some small precautions, we can all have a great time and stay safe.

The government lifted the restrictions this week but we are still proceeding with caution as part of our social responsibility to our crew, staff and of course, our attendees - you lot! So we do have some guidelines in place.

After a thorough consideration of potential risks of transmission rates for attendees and crew, we have consulted with our local council and other experts and thoroughly examined the latest guidance for event planning. We are confident that Barefoot is a safe festival and we have confidence that risks are minimal.

We are a small gathering of people with wide open spaces which allows for these guidelines to be followed easily. We want you to have fun and relax whilst also being safe and not put yourself or others at risk. Be considerate and kind, everyone has different levels of risk. Most of the following advice is very simple and nothing that you are not already used to, but it bears well to go over it one more time specifically for our event. Please take the time to read to the end.

Firstly, please DO NOT attend Barefoot Festival if you have Covid symptoms.

These are considered by NHS guidance as...
• High Temperature
• New and/or Persistent Cough
• Loss or change in smell
• Loss or change in taste

You are advised that to do a Rapid Lateral Flow Test 48 hours before attending the event. - Tests can be obtained free of charge through the NHS website - or walk-in at your local pharmacy.

Only attend if the result is NEGATIVE. - If you have a positive test result, please follow guidance regarding isolation and get a PCR test and DO NOT attend the event until you are cleared to do so with a NEGATIVE PCR Test. Consult the latest NHS advice for more information.

We are strongly recommending all our staff and crew to take a lateral flow test before the event. If you are crew, please inform us if you are no longer able to attend as soon as you can.

Our event has been designed to run mainly outdoors. Where workshops take place in a tent, we have arranged for the sides to be opened at least 50% to give maximum ventilation and is thus also considered outdoors.

We will have regular cleaning and hand gel which will be placed at entrances to the different venues and around site. There are points for hand washing with soap outside toilets. Please wash your hands regularly. Our marshals will be cleaning at regular intervals.

We are a small event and have closely monitored ticket & crew numbers - EVERYONE MUST register before entering the festival – there will be no ticket sales on the gate.

People will not be permitted entrance without an Eventbrite ticket which gives your contact details – this applies to all crew and performers as well as attendees. You may be asked for ID to ensure the name on the ticket is the name of the person entering the site. If you have booked another person’s ticket, please arrange to arrive at the same time to minimise queues at the gate.

Where possible use contactless for payments. But please be aware the bar and gate have a facility for contactless but individual traders may not.

We are a small gathering of people well within the latest guidance for outdoor events with a large site and we will spread venues & traders out to avoid congestion. Please be patient whilst our marshals manage potential congested areas and crowds and be considerate to others when queuing - we have anticipated certain circumstances where there may be an increased number of people in a space and have adjusted the site plan accordingly.

You are encouraged to wear a mask when talking closely and directly to our crew or staff and use your own judgement regarding the wearing of masks in spaces where there may be more people gathering. Legislation states there isn’t a need for masks outdoors. We respect your right to choose either way. If you have an exemption you are not required to wear a mask at all but please keep your distance when speaking to our crew and staff.

We have identified the busier areas as the audience whilst watching the shows in the Big Top and at busy times in the Band Tent so you can avoid these areas if you feel the need to do so. Teachers may limit the number of attendees in smaller tents and this is at their discretion, please comply and do not enter if you are told the class is full.

Please follow your own judgement and common sense and vacate the busier tents if you feel that’s appropriate to you. Be assured that we are following the current guidelines and be considerate to those who are happy to continue using that space.

Bring your own equipment and do not share with others (for example yoga mats - we will not provide this type of equipment).

When pitching your tents please allow space away from your neighbours and follow directions from our security and marshals.

If you develop COVID symptoms whilst at the festival, please vacate the event site as quickly & safely as possible wearing a mask and avoid contact with others. Please report this to management by calling or texting the Barefoot Team on 07725815666.

If upon your return home after the event you test positive within 48 hours of attending, please inform the correct official bodies and the Barefoot Team by email or by calling the same number above and if at all possible, give us a list of workshops/ venues you have attended.

We have everyone's details, so you will be contacted within 48 hours by email should this be reported back to us so you can take the correct precautions – get a test and self-isolate. Please check your email given to Eventbrite regularly when you get home.

Please be understanding with the organisers and crew, some performers and workshop leaders may unexpectedly need to self-isolate and so programs may be amended and some listed acts may not be able to perform. Our priority is always regarding your safety and that of our crew and artists.

Thank you for your time. We know it all seems rather daunting and you're raring to get back to festie frolics, it’s just a matter a small adjustments to ensure we all stay safe.

Barefoot Festival™

Further Information

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Peace and Love, Team Barefoot

Barefoot Festival™